The Typewriter Man



Refurbished Typewriters For Sale

A selection of refurbished typewriters ready for immediate use
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All machines are English keyboard unless stated otherwise.

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Imperial Good Companion Portable - SOLD

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Made in 1940 - With Black Carry Case
New Ribbon and Facsimilie Manufacturer's Instruction Book
The typestyle is Pica (10 characters per inch) and the Carriage Width is 9 inches
Case colour is crackle-finish black with black keyboard
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
A new Black/Red ribbon has been fitted

The original Imperial Good Companion was introduced in 1932 and became a best seller almost immediately, possibly helped by being named after the J.B. Priestley play 'The Good Companions' - with the author's full permission! 

An excellent, sturdy little typewriter, it continued in production - almost unchanged - right through until 1957.  
This 1940 version is  identical to the pre-war machine, the only real difference being the crackle-finish black paint, first seen in this year and subsequently applied to all Imperial typewriters until the mid-1950's.

 The machine has a 44-character keyboard, single and double line-spacing, and a fold-up paper rest. 

A popular vintage typewriter in good condition, with many more years of faithful service ahead of it !

 Plus £17 UK Postage